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Viral hepatitis. Light micrograph of a section through a human liver with viral hepatitis. Viral hepatitis refers to infections caused by at least 6 different viruses. Hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver that leads to the degeneration and fibrous thickening of tissue (cirrhosis). Here the liver's functional cells (hepatocytes) are very swollen and hydropic (ballooning degeneration). Magnification unknown.
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